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Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

Charter Oak State College Commencement set for June 1, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy to speak
2014 Commencement date, speaker announcement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Offers New Non-Credit Cybersecurity Courses
Courses teach latest cybersecurity skills

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Women in Transition Program (WIT)

WIT - Women in Transition
Delores Bell, WIT Coordinator; Ana Iturbides, WIT participant; Dr. Merle Harris, Former Charter Oak President

Moving women to self-sufficiency

The Women in Transition Program was established in 1999 by the former President of Charter Oak State College, Dr. Merle Harris. The program helps working single mothers earn an Associate and/or Bachelor's degree with the assistance of student financial aid. The online courses offered at Charter Oak State College allow mothers to earn their degree from the convenience and comfort of their homes. The program is funded by donations and grants. If you are able, please consider donating to this valuable program by visiting the Charter Oak State College Foundation.

Program Qualifications
Applicants must fulfill all of the following qualifications:
  • Be a single mother with dependent children
  • Have a minimum of 21 college credits from an accredited institution
  • Have a minimum 2.3 Quality Point Average
  • Meet the eligibility requirements for Federal Financial Aid
  • Be employed in a low paying job (will be determined once application received).
  • Be willing to take at least two or three courses per semester
Program Offerings
  • Online college courses
  • Loan of a laptop
  • Reimbursement of a percentage of the cost for DSL and other services
  • Books provided for Charter Oak State College courses
  • Reimbursement of books for courses taken at other institutions
  • Academic, career, and personal counseling

Please Note: If you are interested in the program, please be sure to complete an application ASAP, as spots are contingent upon available funding which can become available at anytime.


WIT Application Instructions

If you meet all qualifications, please:

  1. Download the WIT Application (PDF) and the WIT Questionnaire (PDF).
  2. Mail the completed application, questionnaire, and a copy of your transcript/transcripts to:
Delores Bell Coordinator, Special Programs
Charter Oak State College
55 Paul J. Manafort Drive
New Britain, CT 06053

Once your completed application materials have been received, you will be notified as openings become available.